Aloha Fellow Rotarians,
Spring is in the air and the flowers are starting to bloom here in San Jose, California which is where I am and where the President Elects Training will start on Friday.  It is March and we have four more fabulous months in this Rotary year to do good in the world. Thereʻs still time to meet your goals for Membership, Polio Plus, and Annual Giving to The Rotary Foundation. Meeting your goals will offer others the opportunity to join 1.2 million fellow Rotarians around the world save lives and fund future global/district grants.  More hands, less work.
Speaking of work, we need your help with the Rotary International Convention that will be held in Honolulu in 2020.  Last week RI President Nominee Mark Maloney and his entourage were here reviewing the venue and activities Hawaii would be hosting for his International Convention. Our Host Organization Committee (HOC) has been busy putting plans together and we need your assistance through financial sponsorships, volunteers, club hosting, entertainers and your expertise. Please give your support as we will need everyone on board. 
Our District conference is happening May 18th – 20th at the breathtaking 5-Star Four Seasons Hotel on Oahu. Register now on the District website!  Come and represent your club and support your president.  Let them know you appreciate the time, talent and resources they have given to lead your club this year.
Additionally, Steve Dyer, District Alumni Chair from the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor, is reaching out to all Rotary Alumni to meet on March 14th at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu for dinner at 6pm.  We need your assistance getting up-to-date email information and to get the word out.  If you know an alumni, please contact  In case you are wondering, an alum is someone who has  participated in any of the following programs: Interact, Rotaract, Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA), Rotary Peace FellowshipsRotary Scholarships (funded by global grants or district grants), vocational training teams  (members and leaders), Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University Teachers, Group Study Exchange (members and leaders), and Rotary Volunteers. What a great way to keep these young people engaged with Rotary!
Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day?  We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary with an Afternoon Tea throughout our islands, honoring women who are “Making A Difference.”  Check our district website or ask your Assistant Governor for information.
As a closing thought, we are fortunate in Hawaiʻi to have clean water in our homes when many in the world do not.  To quote from the RI website  “Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.”  Thank you Rotarians for your contributions to provide clean water worldwide
E Hana Kakou (Let’s Work Together)
Nalani Flinn
District Governor 2017 - 2018
Hawaii Rotary District 5000